'Shame' - Exclusive: Alan Hutton reacts to big Rangers player transfer reveal
Alan Hutton admits that he has not seen enough consistency to suggest Liverpool loanee Sheyi Ojo deserves a future at Rangers.
The former Gers defender and lifelong fan at Ibrox, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists that Steven Gerrard will also be frustrated by what he has seen from the winger.
As revealed exclusively by Football Insider, Rangers are set to turn down the opportunity to sign the 22-year-old permanently at the end of his loan spell after an indifferent time at Ibrox.
The wide man has played 36 times across all competitions for the Glasgow giants this season, the majority of appearances coming early in the season.
He has fallen out of the first-team picture in recent weeks, his last league outing coming back in February.
Hutton believes Ojo has shown his talent in flashes but that it may not have been regular enough to earn him a permanent deal.
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Hutton told Football Insider: “It’s been a shame, he obviously came with a lot of promise and we’ve seen it in flashes.
“It think it’s been with a lot of the wingers this season, we’ve seen flashes, we know they’re a good player but when you’re at a club like Rangers or Celtic, it’s about consistency.
“You have to do it week in, week out. It’s a shame because I think he’s got all the attributes to be a top player – he’s quick, good on the ball, can take people on but I’d like to see him doing it more.”
Asked by Football Insider if he thought Ojo had a future at Ibrox, Hutton said: “I’m not sure, we’re getting down to the nitty-gritty and it’s not worked for him as yet. How many opportunities do you need?
“I do believe he is a good player but it needs to be more. Obviously Gerrard feels the same way otherwise he’d have played more.”
In other Rangers news, it can be REVEALED that the club have slashed the asking price of star man as overhaul to begin.